Epitome Music Library

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Epitome Music Library
Industry Production Music Library
Founded Los Angeles, California (February 25, 2006 (2006-02-25))
Founder(s) Ben Kopec
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.
Area served Worldwide
Key people
  • Ben Kopec (President)
  • Jordan Ring (Music Coordinator)
Services Custom Music, Music Supervisor, Composer
Subsidiaries Elite Trailer Music
Website www.epitomemusic.com

Epitome Music Library (EML) is an American-based multinational production music library located in Los Angeles, California that licenses music for film, television, commercials, video games, and other audio / video productions. EML represents the music of over 120 award winning composers and many popular bands and artists. With hundreds of licenses, credits include placements on many television networks, such as CBS, NBC, ABC, MTV, Oxygen, Spike, CW, A&E, and many more.

Epitome Music Library represents all types of instrumental and vocal music. Although EML is known for their Epic Orchestral Series and Horror Music Collection, other represented genres include Blues, Electronica, Rock, Metal, Hip-Hop, Country, Jazz, Pop, World, and Trailer music.

History[edit]

Epitome Music Library (EML) was discovered, and then meticulously extracted from the mind of Ben Kopec. After launching in the summer of 2006, EML became an instant threat to some of the biggest production music libraries in the world. Continuing to be at the vanguard of a musical revolution, EML continues to reinvent themselves to meet the needs of a continuously dynamic marketplace.[1]

EML also works with some of the best musicians in LA and therefore, these musicians been featured in some of EML's recent CDs entitled Metal Mayhem and Delta Blues Rock Fusion.[2]

The trick is not getting to the top, it's staying on top.

—Ben Kopec

Epitome Music Library has a publishing company with ASCAP called Jukebox Johnny, and a publishing company with BMI called Bio Mechanical Music. Both of these affiliations make sure that the artists get paid properly when a song is licensed for synchronization to an audio / video production. EML's main business model is "a “per-use” library, meaning you have to pay for each time you use a song in your Production." [3] EML also offers what are known as "blanket" licenses to many television networks.

Discography[edit]

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EML release many CDs in various genres throughout the year. They are most recognized for their Epic Orchestral Series and Horror Collection. For a current list of albums in the EML catalog, please visit the official EML website (link at bottom of this article). The Epic Orchestral Series combines a hybrid modern sound with traditional orchestral, and specifically designed for dramatic television sequences. Some of the composers featured on this series are Neil Cross, Chris Hayman, David Banks, Craig Dodge, Christian Anderson, Peter Godfrey, Richard Lauw, and Ben Kopec.

Epitome Music Library is also known for their extensive Horror Collection with over 12 volumes, which equates to over 300 Horror cues. Many of these cues can be heard on A&E, FOX. and Discovery. Out of this collection, is also a cue called "Skin Collector," which is also the theme for Ghost / Paranormal TV show, entitled "Ghost Bait," which is currently airing on A&E.

TV Credits[edit]

Ghost Bait (Theme song), As the World Turns, Bad Girls Club, MasterChef,

Filmography[edit]

Some credits include Promised Land (film), Disorientation, Vanquisher, Alleged Gangster, Train, Never Surrender, and We are the Future.

Trailer Credits[edit]

A few trailer placements include The Tall Man, Super 35, Peril of Cemetery Road, and The Curse of Micah Rood.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Epitome Music Library, Epitome Music, 2012-01-10, retrieved 2012-01-29 
  2. ^ Indie Music Digest, Indie Music Digest, 2012-01-12, retrieved 2012-01-29 
  3. ^ Epitome Music Library, Epitome Music, 2012-01-10, retrieved 2012-01-29 

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